Hopefully this is real. But what I don't understand is why release an ivy bridge processor so close to the unveiling of the Haswell line?
Because you will have another year easy with IB-E long before you start to see HW-Es start to show up...
Current X79 based CPUs are still SB-E
It was very Interesting to read this. I hope It will be on review soon. I really wish Intel should have get 8 cores processor on Extreme Edition series so it will smoked AMD FX. (no more 6 cores) Just move up to 8 cores with HT enabled (total 16 cores at same time). Do guys on HH agree with me on this?
Well considering the 8 core 8350 stacks up to the quad core i5-3570k and the only rumors going around of AMD having a killer chip is the "Centurion" that might be released at a stock clock of 5 Ghz, I really don't think Intel needs 8 cores. Intel owns the extreme cpus alone at the top.
I was hoping that there would be a bit of a bigger performance gain, but I guess we saw pretty much the same with Ivy...
Oh well. Hopefully one day Intel will make the extreme editions have 8 cores. It wouldn't help much, but it would put them a little higher.
Way nicer than my Q6600. :)
man getting a proner just thinking about what this bad boy could do. again if the results are real. Also hopefully i dont have to explain what a proner is.(ill fill in the first part of that which is involves part of the word processor. ill let people figure the rest).
Is it just me, or is Intel being sort of a slouch latley knowing AMD's processors aren't able to keep up? I really hope Steamroller puts that to rest.
I personally wouldn't touch Ivy Bridge-E. While the x79 chipset still works perfectly, for the money I would rather wait for Haswell-E and the x99 chipset. 5-10% gain is good but id rather still wait.